Blessing Them He Withdrew




What is our Lord doing in this last hour before his arrest, before his Passion begins? He goes away alone to pray. So we, when we have a severe trial to undergo, or some danger or some suffering to face, go aside to pray in solitude, and so pass the last hours that separate us from our trial. Let us do this in every serious event in our lives. Let us prepare for it, gather strength, light, grace, to behave well, by praying and praying alone during the hours before our trial. ~ Charles de Foucauld in Meditations of a Hermit

Artwork: Blessing Them He Withdrew by Jan Richardson

Music: Stone’s Serenade by Trace Bundy

Music and Artwork used with permission